A new round of Notifications of Interest under Ontario’s Express Entry stream for French Speaking Skilled Workers took place on May 17, 2018.
The draw saw 30 NOIs issued to candidates who submitted their Canada Express Entry profiles between January 1 and May 17, 2018.
There is no minimum score for the French Speaking Skilled Worker stream.
Ontario Express Entry: French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
To qualify applicants must have:
- Pending application under the Federal Express Entry system;
- Minimum of 1-year of full time, or full time equivalent work experience under NOC occupation level 0, A or B;
- Canadian equivalent Bachelors degree, Masters degree or PhD;
- Minimum CLB level 7 in TEF exam;
- Intention to reside in the Province on Ontario;
- Minimum of 400 points under the Federal Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System.
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) began publishing information about specific draws at the beginning of 2018. It comes after the province signed an immigration agreement with Canada’s federal government at the end of 2017.
This was the third draw in May under the FSSW, and the 15th in 2018.
The previous FSSW draw was made on May 10 and saw 18 NOIs issued to candidates who submitted their Canada Express Entry profiles between January 1 and May 10, 2018.
Ontario has also conducted several Human Capital Priorities, Skilled Trades and Entrepreneur Stream draws so far in 2018.
Ontario NOIs Issued So Far in 2018
|Human Capital Priorities Stream (HCP)||2,587|
|French Speaking Skilled Worker Stream (FSSW)||468|
|Skilled Trades Stream (ST)||697|
The OINP has received an increased federal government allocation for 2018 of 6,600 nominations, up 600 on the number for 2017.
The province is currently accepting applications for all but one of its immigration streams.
An Overview of Ontario’s 2017 Immigration Strategy Progress Report
Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 Now in Force effective January 1, 2018
Ontario Immigration Granted Increased 2017 Nomination Allocation
New Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement to Harmonize Immigration Policies to Canada’s Largest Province
Status of Ontario Streams
|Human Capital Priorities (Express Entry)||Open|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker (Express Entry)||Open|
|Skilled Trades (Express Entry)||Open|
|Employer Job Offer||Open|
|International Student (Masters Graduate)||Closed|
|International Student (PhD Graduate)||Open|
|Investor Immigration (Corporate)||Open|
|Investor Immigration (Entrepreneur)||Open|